I am sorry if i don't agree, Babies die as soon as they are born and you also have 90 year olds who are yet to die despite some very debilitating circumstances... It's got nothing to do with God or nature. People can live in the most dangerous lifestyles and take unnecessary dangerous risks and still live very long life.
Come now, PDS - I work diligently with my grandchildren. Between gigglefests and Old Maid games I work hard to pass on the massive wisdom I've accumulated, teaching them to survive until reproductive age. Evolution should love me.
The only real problem is expanding the 10 second "wisdom" talk into 30 minutes. And then saying the same speech differently the next day - necessary as it's all I've got.
If I am not here at the end of May you will have to assume you have one support for your suggestion. I am a Preacher and am going for 6 days back country wilderness hiking at 56. There will actually be two older than me. I think it might have merit.
Eat vegetables, raw, steamed or baked. Exercise, and get lots of sleep. Cut out ALL overly processed foods, cut out alcohol, over indulgence in anything exciting to the nervous system and work on being calm. Also work on being invisible… like you will be once you loose your body. By the way, there is no death for the spirit. (PS Not responding to arguments.)
So the man says to the doc. I eat whatever I want, drink and smoke and am debaucheress with that as my only exercise. The doc says to do exactly as Kathryn suggests and you can live to be 100. The man says: why would I want to?
Well if you told me when I hit forty I would go through chemo therapy once I would have said,"So be it". If you told me after the first time I would have said, "No way" I was too alive at 55 to say no. If you told me I would start again at 59 I would have told you no way.Well, I just finished my second treatment in round 3 and I am still kicking. You can look at life like you are in the process of dying all your life or you can take each day as it comes. There is still something for me out there. Five years ago I with my cancer I had a life expectancy of 5 years on the outside. It was good my cancer didn't come back five years ago. I would have never had the drugs that I participated on trails for. It came on the market. Nor would I be on the drug I had today. It is so new they haven't completed the protocol for infusing it. It is scary how well it worked after one dose, wonder what will happen after two doses. When things like that happen I look for the bigger picture. What am I supposed to be doing that is going to make a difference? Today I was late leaving. Got stuck when the traffic light wouldn't change. The detour took me past Trader Joe's. I stopped because I was parched. Bought a huge amount of water. Didn't have traffic, got off the freeway and read my text message drove down the road, saw my B.F.F., she saw me and by the time I turned around she had crossed the street and stepped into my car. I am not just lucky. There is someone watching out for me. My guardian angel has a perverse streak, but guard me he does. Some times you have to go out and grab life instead of living dead.